U.S. Evacuates citizens from Nigeria.
COVID-19: US Mission evacuates 997 citizens from Nigeria
The United States Mission in Nigeria has evacuated 997 Americans home to be reunited with their families and friends following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country.
The US Consul General in Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said from April 6 to April 8, the US Consulate-organised chartered flights operated by Delta Air Lines and Ethiopian Airlines and repatriated 850 Americans from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, to the US.
According to her, the figure included the 147 US citizens who departed Abuja on April 4.
Pierangelo said: “These repatriation flights were made possible by the tremendous efforts of the US Consulate team and great cooperation from its Nigerian partners.
We are grateful to God, family, coworkers and friends.